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mucus-like brown discharge after sex, harmful to baby?

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I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and have developed a brown discharge which can be thin or mucus-like after sex that is deeply penetrating or an orgasm. It lasts approximately a day or so, but I am concerned I am harming the baby. Also, this is my second child, third pregnancy. The first was born only 7 months ago. I'm wondering why this is happening? And is it harmful to the child?


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replied February 8th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A31312
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Brown discharge/spotting after intercourse is not normal. If pregnancy has been confirmed, you should visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to rule out chances of low lying placenta, bleeding from placental separation, retroplacental bleed, etc. Getting serial HCG levels estimated also helps. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, then external hormonal supplements would be considered to be started to help you in preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. An early ultrasound scan done will also help to know if pregnancy is viable and look for/rule out source of bleeding. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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